Update from British Gymnastics
With the changes announced this week we understand that there might be questions about when clubs would reopen. We are sharing the guidance from British Gymnastics received this week.
We felt that you would find it useful to be in the loop on the guidance and also to know that BG are actively working on a way forward for our sport.
Dear Member Club,
Last night the UK Government outlined their conditional plan into the steps they will take to gradually lift the lockdown restrictions put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We understand and acknowledge there will be minor differences across the home nations, however what is clear is there is no change for our sport, our clubs must remain closed at this time to keep our members and their families safe.
While we are all keen to get back to the sport we love, it is clear this is just one stage in a long journey. We’re working across sport, with the Government and with other national governing bodies to discuss the impact of the virus on the sports sector and to map out the support required when restrictions are lifted. There are some outdoor sports that can now get back into training, however that is not true for gymnastics. Gymnastics is an indoor coached sport, classes cannot be safely carried out outdoors and government social distancing restrictions mean that clubs should continue as they are now until new guidance becomes available.
We must be patient. Safety and safeguarding are paramount, and therefore, we encourage you to continue to stay in touch with members through video and British Gymnastics created or endorsed activity to keep gymnasts fit, healthy and engaged in the safety of their home.